Make Your Pool Patio the Ultimate Retreat

Professional Masons Craft Unique Backyard Get-A-Ways

pool paversSummer is in full swing, but there’s still time to craft the perfect getaway right in your backyard. The team at Landwork Contractors has the experience and skill to create your personalized pool patio. We love adding those special touches like stairs and retaining walls to make you pool patio complete. Here are just a few of the things we suggest adding to your pool patio to make it your favorite spot in the house.

Organization and Storage- Pool toys and cleaning equipment laying around is an eyesore, it can also be dangerous. Organization should be top of the list as you plan your pool patio design. Consider built-in shelving or storage areas.

Summer Sounds- A pool party just isn’t complete without the sound of summer music playing in the background. Make sure to add a waterproof and professionally installed speaker system that compliments your designs. There are even speakers that are so small you can carry them with you or install them anywhere.

white fence around poolPrivacy and Protection- Pools need to be fenced in no matter where you are. Adding the right privacy fence or a carefully designed retaining wall can help keep out young swimmers or unwanted intruders. Landwork Contractors provides the best in fencing with materials like cedar and quality masonry work for retaining walls. Your pool will feel secluded and safe just a few feet away from your home.

Seating for Summer Entertaining-Seating is an important part of any dinner party. Besides your regular chaise or Adirondack chair, consider adding retaining wall seating for larger parties.

Poolside Bar- Is there anything better than a refreshing drink while you lounge by the pool? Remember to include an outdoor bar and refrigerator for your summer relaxation sessions. Our experts can custom design an outdoor bar and/or kitchen to suit all your pool patio needs. We use only the best in Unilock quality products.

All the things you love about your favorite resort could be right outside your door with the right pool patio design. Landwork Contractors has the tools and experience you need to create your dream design. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. We’ll have you relaxing in your private retreat in no time.

Steps and Retaining Walls Bring Beauty to your Yard

Steps and Retaining Walls Bring Beautiful Benefits for Your Yard

Unilock-Treo-New-York-Blend-Walkway-Installation7The rolling hills of Westchester and Putnam Counties are famous for their beauty. However, this incredible landscape can cause some serious landscaping concerns for your lawn. Landwork Contractors is here to help you conquer these challenges and create breathtaking landscapes.

Steps and/or retaining walls can control unruly lawns and create gorgeous designs in your lawn. Here’s how each addition helps your lawn.

How Retaining Walls Improve Landscaping

Retaining walls are powerful tools against landscaping issues. Here are just a few ways to use them.

Control Erosion– These beautiful slopes and hills can create some major erosion issues. A retaining wall is a great way to decrease erosion issues by lowering the angle of the slope on your yard.

Create Level Land- Without a retaining wall, hills and slopes can make your yard mostly un-useable. A retaining wall can help create a flat area for daily use. Landwork Contractors has a team of experienced and skilled masons who can tackle any hill or slope and create a beautiful spot to relax.

Manage Run-Off- If you’ve noticed puddles of water or marshy areas in your yard, a retaining is the answer. Using a retaining wall for run-off management will:

  • Unilock-Treo-New-York-Blend-Walkway-Installation6Keep street water out of your yard
  • Improve the health of your yard by decreasing damp spots
  • Increase yard usage

Provide Extra Seating- Seating can be placed inside the retaining wall or the wall itself can be used for seating.

How Steps Improve Landscapes

In any landscaping, steps help your home in the following ways.

Increase Safety- Steps in your landscaping provide safe passages through your hilly, sloping, or uneven countryside.

Connect Sections of Your Landscape- A well-placed set of stairs can open up other areas of your landscaping by connecting them to your home or driveway. A backyard getaway can feel remote while still being close-by when steps are included in the design.

Direct the Flow of Traffic- Stairs can help direct foot traffic to and from areas of your home while protecting your lawn. Stairs from the street will help keep people from walking through your favorite garden spot.

Tame the Terrain with Professionally Installed Steps and Retaining Walls

Unilock-Brussels-Block-Patio6Both steps and Retaining walls help you tame the terrain that surrounds your home or business. The experts at Landwork Contractors can turn your hilly yard into a beautiful landscape that you can enjoy all summer long. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online, we can’t wait to start on your dream design.

Start Fall Cleanup Plans Now

Keep Your Home Beautiful All Year with Professional Fall Cleanup and Care

With the abundance of leaves that fall in our beautiful Hudson River Valley, it is really never too early to prepare for fall. Falling leaves, heavy winds, and chilly temps can take the awe out of Autumn. Trusted professional landscapers, Landwork Contractors have over 300 years of combined experience in the area. We know the region very well and are experts at caring for homes like yours. Some of our services include:

  • complete Landscape Design of a hill with a brick walkwaySteps & Retaining Walls
  • Weekly Lawn Maintenance
  • Mowing When Needed
  • Trimming
  • Leaf Removal
  • Fall Plantings
  • Aeration and Overseeding Plans
  • Fall Harvest Displays

When autumn winds start to gust and blow, LandworkContractors is here to keep your yard in top shape.

Fight Fall with Carefully Planned Maintenance

Leaves left on lawns can suffocate growing grass or create dangers slippery spots. Branches blown down during storms can tangle up other limbs or create hazards near power lines and gutters. Grass that has dried out in summer starts to turn damp or dry out. Fall certainly takes a beating on our lawns. Here are a few ways to keep your home or office beautiful in all the bluster.


  • lawn aeratingAdd Air to Your Soil-Aeration is top of the list in cleaning up fall issues before they start. The process pokes tiny holes in the soil so light, nutrients, air, and water can reach roots and encourage them to grow deep before the first freeze.


  • Feed Starving Lawns- After the aeration process, lawns need to be fed with a little fertilizer and be given new seeds. The process, called overseeding, will create new growth that will help fight off disease during cold fall and winter months.


  • Tidy Up…Everything- A lot more than leaves fall during the fall season. Dead branches, twigs, leaves, and fruit can all drop during fall. Watersprouts spring up in summer and need to be cut back. Lawns still need regular mowing at the appropriate length. These things must be picked up, trimmed, or pruned regularly to avoid disease or decay in your lawn and plants. Landwork Contractors knows which plants to pick up, trim, cut back, or rake. We also offer leaf blowing relocation and removal services to make tidying even easier for your home.


  • Add Some Color- Fall doesn’t have to be drab, even when you are cleaning. It is actually the perfect time to add a pop of color with fall plantings and plan for spring beauty with fall bulbs. Vibrantly colored mums will match the autumn hillsides now while the fall bulbs grow beneath the surface waiting for spring.


  • Bonus! Harvest Decorations- After you’ve cleaned up and prepped for fall, it’s the perfect time to add a little harvest display or fall decoration. Landwork Contractors loves helping our clients celebrate fall holidays or sports with decorations including hay bales, wreaths, mum plantings and more. A nice display can brighten up even the grayest autumn day.

Keeping Your Yard Clean Saves Time & Money!

lawn on hill with stone stepsFall Cleanup can be really hard, often back-breaking work. In the end, the steps you take today can save you from disaster, disease, and decay later on. Let Landwork Contractors do the work for you, so you can sit back and enjoy the changing leaves without breaking a sweat. Call us today at 914-479-2537 so you can save your lawn now. Or make an appointment online now while you watch football or plan your Halloween party!